On May 10, 2019, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva launched is annual flagship publication “Global Report on Internal Displacement” (GRID). This year’s focus is on urban displacement and we are proud to announce we were selected to produce a background paper for the report. We focused on exploring the relationship between place and urban IDPs’ perceptions of integration in cities in Iraq. It was an honor to contribute to help shaping the thinking behind and findings in such a report! Its launch drew wide attention to the fact that most of the world’s displaced are actually within their own countries in cities. More focus needs to be paid to these seemingly less visible populations and the reasons for their internal displacement, including conflict, climate, and disaster.

Social Inquiry